Top Rated Mattresses in the US – But No Lists!
To help take some of the confusion out of buying a new mattress, Cheap Mattress Reviews was founded to provide you with consumer reviews of all the leading mattresses available today.
We don’t place a lot of stock in Top 10 lists of best products – be it electric shavers, microwave ovens or mattresses – but in the case of the latter there are certain manufacturers that come with a stamp of quality because of their track record of delivering well-made, robust and comfortable mattresses, backed up by warranties, that do last for years and years. Usually this comes with a price premium attached. Here we take a look at some of the makers of the consistently top rated mattresses in the US market.
The problem with a Top 5 or Top 10 best mattress list is that they are usually highly subjective and may be the opinion of just the web site owner. Quite how he or she has managed to test enough mattresses to compile a Top 10 is a question you might want to ask yourself. Secondly, how up-to-date is the list? Unless the site owner regularly updates the list then it will not be taking into account all of the new products that are consistently released into the bedding market.
Another problem is how exactly do we compare an innerspring mattress with a memory foam or latex model, or one that includes all of these? Are we basing it on comfort alone, support, robustness of build, luxuriousness of the finish, the amount of options we have to choose from with the firmness or plushness of the finish, the materials used and their non-allergenic or anti dust-mite properties, and so on? Sure we can find out which models sell the best – that is a statistic that is verifiable – but it might not lead to the best mattresses for you to consider. The plain truth of the matter is that there are too many factors to consider to create a meaningful list of the top rated mattress sets.
What we can do is look at manufacturers that have withstood the test of time and that have retained a name for lasting quality in the field, while competitors have perished by the wayside. Many of these brands you will be familiar with and the makers have been around for decades, if not a century or more.
For example, Sealy and Stearns and Foster account for quite a proportion of the high quality mattresses sold in the US. Together they have almost 300 years of mattress-making experience and this counts for something, especially in a market where low-cost models have come in to undercut them consistently. To achieve low costs, sometimes production methods are not up to standard and materials can suffer, leaving a low quality look and feel to the finished article. Most manufacturers like Sealy and Stearns and Foster have refused to cut corners and aim for the area of the market where people will pay a little more for quality, leading to some of the best rated mattresses on the market, backed up with a warranty of 10 years or more.
For innerspring mattresses the traditional manufacturers like KingKoil, Kingsdown, Englander, Simmons, Serta, Jamison and Hypnos have a wealth of experience of advancing the technology to get the most out of springs, even with the stiff competition from foams nowadays. Many people rate these highly because they know exactly what they are getting.
With the buzz about memory foam and latex, many of the traditional manufacturers incorporate these materials into their ranges and you will see many of the best rated mattresses from these makers blending the coils with these newer materials.
If your mind is set on memory foam you will probably take a look at the highly-rated Tempur-pedic range, as this brand is the pioneer that first brought high quality foam mattresses to the US. Despite their top-of-the-range prices they remain sought after because they come with a guarantee that the memory foam actually does what it says it’s going to do, with regards to enveloping the body and regulating the temperature – Tempur-pedic foam remains the best on the market.
We apologize if you came here looking for a top 10 list but if you have read this far you will realize why we haven’t included one. We hope, however, that this look at some of the highly-rated names in the mattress-making industry has given you a starting point if you are searching for the ideal sleeping experience!